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December 2020

ArcGIS Online Workshop Hosted by BARI & NULab

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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In this workshop, Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) team members will give a comprehensive overview of BARI’s COVID-19 dataset on various urban systems and phenomena, which covers topic areas such as commerce & economic activity, housing & development, urban planning & infrastructure, crime & disorder, and public health. BARI’s data consultants will present our data collection and analysis process to generate a discussion about possible research applications. Because this dataset is a particularly strong fit for spatially oriented research questions,…

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“What do the data tell us about election 2020?” panel

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Remote: RSVP for Zoom Link

Please join us for “What do the data tell us about election 2020?” a panel that will feature: Erika Franklin Fowler (Wesleyan University), Jill Lepore (Harvard University), Solomon Messing (ACRONYM), and Kate Starbird (University of Washington). Each panelist will speak about their research into topics such as the twentieth-century origins of election-related data science, the false meta-narrative of voter fraud in the 2020 election, the landscape of political advertising in 2020, and the effect of COVID-19 on polling data. We will…

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January 2021

Studying News on the Open Web, and More, with Media Cloud

January 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Led by: Rahul Bhargava and Emily Ndulue What does online news pay attention to? Which outlets are most influential? Who gets talked about? In this workshop we will introduce you to Media Cloud—an open source platform for media analysis that helps you answer all those questions. Media Cloud includes over 1.5 billion online news stories in multiple languages from across the globe, all freely searchable and including rich metadata. Media Cloud is a domain-agnostic tool that has been used by…

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